Yeah, that is basically what happened.
They were business class drives from xByte.
I think Kingston?
Anyway ... every few hours, days the server would either freeze or reboot. Turns out it was the drives. xByte swapped them for the DELLs and they have been fine every since.
Since we have a limited number of servers, I'd probably only buy DELLs moving forward. But if there were a ton, I'd consider something else I guess.